2020-21 Workshops

2020-21 Workshops

2020-21 Workshops


Nadine Cloutier

July 13th or 14th, 2021
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

"Natural Dyeing without Chemicals"

Kit Fee $50

Kit Includes:

  • A variety of three cellulose and three protein fabric pieces packaged into four individual kits. Each fabric sample piece will be large enough for dyeing and cutting into smaller samples for immersing into the modifiers. These will be glued into your journal for future reference.

  • A special handmade reference and dye journal will contain dye recipes, mordant recipes, and list of various plants to forage and grow.

  • Plant, fruit and vegetable materials, both fresh and dried.

  • Various modifiers with containers for dipping

  • Pre-mordant material for additional sampling technique.

  • Use of roasters, pans, buckets, a drying rack and other tools.    Not Included

Student Supply List:

  • Needle, thread (any color), and scissors.

  • Fine point permanent marker (Sharpie).

  • Pen or pencil for notetaking.

  • Tacky glue to adhere samples to journal.

  • Plastic baggies or flat containers to take home any wet fabric.   Not Needed

  • Plastic table cover; gloves; apron; old towels or roll of paper towels.

  • Hairdryer

  • 12-18 Clothespins (Plastic preferred, wood OK)   Recently Added

Updated supply lists will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Member Workshop Fee: $50

To register for this workshop, click here.

2020-21 Workshops

2021 -2022 Workshop

Jan Frank

September 15, 2021
9:30 - 3:30

 “Stitching with Needle and Thread” 


Kit Fee: $10 

Kit includes: 

• Assortment of needles. 

• Threads. 

• Fabric. 

• Lots of ‘stuff’ to experiment with. 

• Printed materials. 


Student Supply List                                 

                                               Jan says: Do not go out and buy anything new! 

                                               She will have most of what you will need. 

• Paper and pencil. 

• Fine Sharpie pen. 

• Basic sewing kit with scissors, extra needles, nail file, etc. 

• Basic stitch book (if you have one). 

• 5”-7” embroidery hoop or Q-snap (if you have one). 

• A doodle cloth, like an old linen napkin or a favorite piece of fabric. 

       Please, nothing precious! 

       (optional – Jan will have more than enough fabric for you to choose). 

• Embroidery threads (optional). 

• Task lighting (optional). 


Prior to class, Jan will be contacting you to ask how she can best tailor the  class to meet your needs. 

Updated supply lists will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Julie Booth via ZOOM!

September 20, 2021    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

“Talisman Pouch”

Kit Fee: $20 + $5 postage & handling. 

There is a kit option for $20 (plus $5 postage) that includes all fabrics, yarns, shell, focal bead, size 6° seed beads, and size #3 embroidery needle.  Ordering information will be available upon registration.  Please order kit by September 1st to ensure delivery.

Student Supply List   If you prefer to use your own materials, these are the supplies you will need.

• Needles: Crewel embroidery sizes #5 and #3. Optional: Sashiko (Tulip Sashiko Needles;
Big Eye Straight Thin: https://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/455103e.html).
• Pins.
• Fabric scissors and embroidery scissors.
• Strongly suggested: Clear plastic gridded ruler.
• One 3-1/2” x 9” piece of wool fabric, wool felt, or craft felt.
• Two or three pieces of sheer fabric, 5” x 11”, such as tulle, organza, and/or open weave
cheesecloth (painted or dyed).
• Fabric scraps (these will be placed under at least one sheer layer).
• 18”-20” Sari silk ribbon, silk fabric strip, or heavy yarn, in a contrasting color.
• Two or three 1 yard lengths of additional yarns of varying weights and textures.
• Embroidery floss and perle cotton threads (#8 and #12 weights) in colors that blend or
complement the colors of your pouch fabrics.
• Sea-tumbled shell ‘shard’.
• One ceramic or glass focal bead for closure. Make sure that the holes are large enough
for four (4) passes with #8 perle cotton.
• Two size 6° seed beads. Make sure that the holes are large enough for four (4) passes
with #8 perle cotton.
• Optional: one piece of 3-1/2” x 9” lining fabric (suggest a thin cotton).


To register for this workshop, click here.

Lesley Riley

May 10-12, 2022 

“Wet Cyan Printing Plus!”

Prepare for lots of fun and learning from this unique workshop!
This will be a potentially messy class, so you will need to dress accordingly.

Kit Fee: $20

We will try to purchase as much as possible in bulk to avoid gathering too many unusual supplies (example: plastic dishpans, glass, gloves, etc.).

Kit Includes:

  • Cyanotype solution. 

  • Exposure contact plates.

  • Additives.

  • A selection of specialty papers.

  • Handout.

Student Supply List:

  • Two (2) 1” foam brushes.

  • Ruler or straightedge – 18”.

  • Scissors.

  • Old bath towel.

  • Notebook.

  • Smartphone or tablet for photographing and editing.

  • A variety of papers and fabrics for printing (see below).

  • If you plan to print on fabric, natural fibers are recommended: cotton, linen, silk. Keep in mind the paper sizes listed below. Quiet, pale prints and old sheets are great. The tighter the weave, the crisper the print.

  • We will primarily be printing leaves. Bring some fresh or pressed flat, if possible. Flat objects (lace, sequin waste, washers, etc.) can also be used.

Lesley recommends 140lb hot press paper or a relatively smooth cold press. We will be tearing most pad sheets in half. If you choose to use full sheets of WC paper, 2 or 3 sheets, 22”x30”, will be sufficient.

- Strathmore series 400 – 11”x14” – mixed media pad (15 sheets – get two, if this is all you are selecting).

- Canson XI Watercolor Pad – 9”x12” (30 sheets)

- Fabriano studio – hot press WC pad (50 sheets)

Updated supply lists will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Member Workshop Fee will be approximately $200.

A $100 deposit will hold your place in the workshop.

Guild cancellation policies will apply to the deposit.

Balance and due date TBA.

All available spaces for this workshop have been filled and there is a wait list. No further registrations are being accepted at this time.